Hubble25 At DCA

Long, touristy day, late night tonight, early rising tomorrow for the Hubble 25th Anniversary (#Hubble25 on Twitter) NASA Social — so I’ll be brief.

This is a big deal here in Washington! (As it should be, but still, we all know that science and space and tech stuff isn’t always appreciated by everyone, especially politicians.) Tonight at the Washington Nationals – St Louis Cardinals baseball game, the first pitch ceremony involved some of the lead scientists from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and for the “President’s Race” the gag tonight was Teddy Roosevelt setting up a telescope so everyone could look at Hubble — while they were looking, he snuck across the finish line.

In addition, when I came into Reagan-National Airport (DCA) late last night, on the way to the baggage area I found several Hubble posters…

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… as well as several panels of Hubble-like drawings done by school kids.

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Tomorrow’s going to be fantastic! Stay tuned!

 

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